What if the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, had been built in Manhattan? Makes One World Trade Center look kind of puny.
This thing is GORGEOUS.
Completion date: 2014
Completed height: 2,073 ft
The iconic tower in lower Manhattan is expected to reach its final height of 1,776 ft sometime tomorrow when the final section of the mast is installed. Here is a recent photo of the skyscraper and a shot looking down from the antenna.
UPDATE: It should surprise no one that the topping out has been delayed. This building has been in an almost permanent state of delay since it began construction.
The iconic tower in lower Manhattan will reach its full height soon! From the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center:
With only one segment remaining, the spire atop 1 World Trade Center is on track for completion this month. The 408-foot-tall finial completes the tower’s full height of 1,776 feet, while work continues throughout the 1,368-foot-tall skyscraper. The Port Authority presented the latest updates to Community Board 1 on April 4th, noting that 55 percent of the building is pre-leased, and tenant floors are now being built out.
Source and more info here.
I have been following the construction of this new tower in Manhattan for the past few months. I love the height/width ratio, the classic styling, and the location. It will have unparalleled views of Central Park and the surrounding cityscape when completed, and will also be one of the tallest skyscrapers in the United States.
Name: 432 Park Avenue
Height: 1398 ft
Floor Count: 89
You can follow the construction via a live webcam here.